The CEO of MidWest Simon isn’t surprised that only one Housing First Tenancy was created in Clare in the third quarter of this year.
The Housing First Initiative was introduced in Ireland in 2013 and aims to provide supports to those with complex needs who are experiencing homelessness.
However, Jackie Bonfield insists that just because the terminology ‘Housing First’ has only been applied to one tenancy in Clare between July and September, does not mean that accommodation and the same level of care is not being provided in the county.
Jackie has been telling Clare FM’s Rebecca O’Sullivan that the absence of labelled ‘Housing First’ accommodation doesn’t mean that those with complex needs are without hope.
Clare County Council’s Homeless Action Team can be contacted on 065 684 6291 while Midwest Simon is on 061 608980.